Major peach producing U.S. states 2022
The peach producing industry in the United States - additional informationThe peach tree, native to Northwest China, is believed to have been domesticated and cultivated since 2000 BC. From China, where it was favored by royals and depicted in tapestries and literary works, it was brought to India, Persia, Greece and later on to the American continent. Today, the peach fruit (as well as the nectarine, which is a peach variety, not a different fruit) comes in hundreds of cultivars of different sizes, slightly different colors and aromas and is cultivated all around the world.
As of 2021, the peach and nectarine production worldwide amounted to around 18.84 million metric tons, with Asia being the largest regional producer.